The Circus Age: Culture & Society Under the Big Top
Saturday 1st. 2pm – 4pm. Reception & Lecture with the Author
Reservations Required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 708-616-8671
Please welcome University of Texas Professor Janet Davis, author of “The Circus Age”. In this entertaining and provocative book, Janet Davis links the flowering of the early-twentieth-century American railroad circus to such broader historical developments as the rise of big business, the breakdown of separate spheres for men and women, and the genesis of the United States' overseas empire. Janet Davis teaches courses in American popular culture, and social and cultural history. Her teaching areas also explore American foreign relations, animals, American social movements, transnational American Studies, and modern South Asia.